Living in China goes hand-in-hand with having WeChat. One does not function without it. With payment solutions, business accounts, taxi services, and more, WeChat’s services are surpassing the likes of Whatsapp and Facebook messenger.

This week, we caught up Andrew Schorr, the co-founder of Grata, and Edaan Getzel, the co-founder of Rikai Labs at CHat, a conference on WeChat and global messaging trends hosted last week in Shanghai. In this episode, we discuss why we shouldn’t overly celebrate the successes of WeChat, how chatbots can be built with personalities, and why, contrary to its name, artificial intelligence actually lacks intelligence.

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